Thursday, 21 January 2010

Well Here We Go Again!

Well Tomorrow Morning at 6.55am Rosina and i will be on a bus heading for Heathrow Airport. We are Flying out to a very rainy Los Angeles to the Winter 2010 Craft and Hobby Association Trade show in Anaheim LA.

We get there Friday at 7.30pm and should be at the hotel by 10pm (i hope!). That is 8am on Saturday here in the UK!! So we will have a very long day travelling but i hope it will be worth it.

We have Saturday to recover and then the show start on Sunday at 9am! We have the day at the show and then a fab class with Suzy from my Little Shoebox on Sunday evening.... Suzy's classes are so much fun.

Then we have Monday, Tuesday and some of Wednesday to walk the show and buy lots of goodies for the shops and then we fly home on Wednesday evening! We arrive back here on Thursday and then i am back to the Mildenhall shop on Friday! Blimey where did that week go!

So while we are away, My fab mum and dad are holding the fort..... my dad will be looking after the Bury Shop..... so go easy on him... and Mum in the Mildenhall shop.... so please go easy on her.... the computer system (and all the little ways of the base) take some getting used to!

Keep an eye on here, as i will try my best to down load a few pics and show you what is happening while we are away!

Take Care
see you in a week
Amanda x

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Christmas Card

I know Christmas is long gone now but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all my customers for the many lovely hand made cards I received this year. They were all so lovely and it means so much more to have 'hand made' ones.
As many of you know I opened up a store on RAF Mildenhall in November 2009 and so I have been keeping super busy getting it up and running. I have been made to feel so welcome and am getting to know and entirely new group of crafters.
I wanted to share one of the cards I received from a lady who claims NOT to be very good at card making would you believe! I found her card stunning and I was so thrilled that she felt she wanted to share it - and photos of her lovely family with me.

It is actually an album card made from a paper sack - the kind used to take a packed lunch in. I just love the red, black and white colour scheme.

The card opens up to reveal pockets that hold individual photos of her family members. I like that she's used a Martha Stewart border punch to decorate the edges of her pockets. It's also nice to see stamping 'white' on black.

This is the tag from the front and just behind is the insert where she wrote her Christmas message. The jingle bells are a lovely touch and the whole thing looks amazing!

I am inspired!


Thursday, 7 January 2010